Mayor Lenny Curry

Dean Black seated and speaking in front of a big sheet that has DUVAL GOP written all over it, and a poster of Donald Trump giving two thumbs up to his left.
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Duval County Republicans are heralding the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Jacksonville as a great opportunity to put the city in the national spotlight and economic growth, while the local Democratic Party is outlining major concerns. 

Mayor Lenny Curry walking in a crowd of people down the street toward the Duval County Courthouse.
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As Jacksonville officials look for answers and policy changes to address local racial inequality issues, the City Council is forming a new Social Justice and Community Investment Committee.

Dennis speaking with a mic in his hand in front of the doors of city hall, right in front of the doors are a bunch of elected officials, including city council people and state officials.
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A little over half the members of Jacksonville’s City Council, Duval Public Schools administration, and Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried took part in a solidarity walk beginning at City Hall on Sunday morning. 

Jacksonville protesters gather outside of the Duval County Courthouse on Saturday, May 30.
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Tensions flared during a special meeting Tuesday when Jacksonville City Council members discussed the need to address racial inequality.

Huge American flag covering the courthouse, while there are protesters below it with Black lives matter signs, among other signs. All of them have masks on.
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Protests resumed Sunday outside the Duval County Courthouse.  

Mayor Curry speaking at a table with Jacksonville's logo on it, alongside a Dr. and a sign language interpreter. American flag in the background
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Republican Mayor Lenny Curry represented Jacksonville at a congressional subcommittee hearing Friday afternoon, where he testified on the city’s coronavirus response and recovery process. 

Documents Show Curry’s Former Chief Administrator, Political Strategist Worked For JEA Bidder

May 16, 2020
Sam Mousa, Tim Baker, Mayor Lenny Curry, City Council President Lenny Curry, former JEA CEO Aaron Zahn, Chief Administrative Officer Brian Hughes all sitting next to each other at a baseball game, showed on the fan cam.
Fan cam of Cardinals vs Braves playoff games on Oct. 4, 2019/ Via the Florida Times-Union

NextEra Energy, the parent company of Florida Power and Light, hired Sam Mousa and Tim Baker, two local lobbyists with close ties to Mayor Lenny Curry, in connection to their attempt to purchase JEA, according to a response to a subpoena it received last month from a Jacksonville City Council investigative committee.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Ascension St. Vincent's staff.
City of Jacksonville

Governor Ron DeSantis says Florida will be in full Phase 1 of reopening by Monday, after the state was effectively shut down to stop the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus.

The city of Jacksonville prepares for Mayor Lenny Curry's live Zoom press conference on Thursday.
The city of Jacksonville

Mayor Lenny Curry says Jacksonville is cautiously moving forward to “reopen” the economy and that he will soon release details on a plan to ease the financial burden being placed on local businesses by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Lenny Curry sitting and speaking into the camera
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Mayor Lenny Curry announced the group of community members he’ll be consulting with about reopening Jacksonville’s economy. 

Beach, view of the ocean from afar, sand pathway leading to the shoreline, someone sitting on a bench looking out to the ocean, grass and palm trees around
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry responded to criticism on Monday that he’s faced since announcing the limited reopening of beaches and parks in Duval County.

pathway up to the beaches, police warning tape up to block people from entering, cloudy skies
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While other major U.S. cities have announced an extension to stay-at-home orders into mid-May, Jacksonville could be headed in the opposite direction.

Beaches with people swiming and along the coastline, skyline in the background of buildings
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Tuesday despite the city receiving many calls to reopen the Beaches, on at least a limited basis, they will remain closed. 

Mayor Curry speaking at a desk
Via COJ Livestream

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced a city partnership with VyStar Credit Union for business financial relief in the City Council’s first virtual meeting Tuesday morning. 

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking with arms on a table, only person in the picture
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Friday he is not yet willing to order a shelter-in-place mandate for the city, as other states across the nation have done to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

Curry speaking with city officials behind him
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Thursday the city is looking at providing financial relief to small businesses struggling from the effects of the coronavirus.

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a table alongside an interpreter
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry says the city is compiling a list of complaints for businesses not complying with this executive order to require employees to work from home if possible. 

Mayor Curry alongside emergency personnel in the city.
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An executive order by Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry went into effect Tuesday at 8 a.m. 

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a table alongside a doctor speaking
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Monday he's working with city lawyers to expand on a previous executive order and wants to require all employers in the county to allow employees to work from home “if possible.”

Jacksonville Beach
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All Duval County beaches will be closed to the public beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Wednesday he could enforce a city-wide lockdown if residents don't self-quarantine as more confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to pop up.

Cars line up outside the Central Outreach Wellness Center on the Northside of Pittsburgh Monday, March 16, 2020, for drive-by testing for COVID-19.
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Mayor Lenny Curry announced Monday that Jacksonville would be getting a drive up coronavirus testing site by the end of the week.

Mayor Lenny Curry speaking at a City Council meeting on COVID-19 on Monday.
City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced Monday that he is limiting the crowd capacity of establishments for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people and banning the sale of alcohol after midnight.

RYAN KETTERMAN / VISIT JACKSONVILLE

The Florida Health Department announced the first confirmed cases of coronavirus in Duval County and Clay County late Thursday evening. 

Mayor Curry with other city personnel to his left while at a podium
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry addressed coronavirus concerns across Duval County at a news conference Thursday afternoon, including four Jacksonville Fire and Rescue firefighters being cleared for work after being exposed to the virus and a return to classes for Duval County students. 

Mayor Curry signing bill with city councilmen and councilwoman behind him
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry signed a bill Wednesday that provides tax breaks to a property ownership group that bought four low-income apartment communities.

Jacksonville City Hall interior
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Tuesday announced seven appointments to the JEA Board of Directors, at the same time that one city council member introduced emergency legislation requesting the mayor to consider candidates suggested by the City Council.

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The chair of the Duval County Democratic Party said Tuesday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross he’s seriously considering starting a recall petition against Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

Flooding on Ken Knight Drive during Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Cherisse Lamb

A group of scientists and academics from local universities and colleges have signed onto a letter asking Mayor Lenny Curry and the City Council to develop a plan for reducing fossil fuel emissions in Jacksonville and to start preparing the city for the impacts of climate change.

Abukar Adan / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Thursday released a plan for the development of Lot J, which includes a high-rise apartment building, a boutique hotel, office space and 13,000 parking spaces. 

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